buck

buck
buck1
noun
1》 the male of some animals, especially deer and antelopes.
    ↘S. African an antelope (of either sex).
2》 a vertical jump performed by a horse, with the head lowered, back arched, and back legs thrown out behind.
3》 archaic a fashionable and daring young man.
verb
1》 (of a horse) perform a buck.
2》 oppose or resist: buck the trend.
3》 (buck someone up or buck up) informal make or become more cheerful.
adjective US military slang lowest of a particular rank: a buck private.
Phrases
buck up one's ideas become more serious, energetic, and hard-working.
Origin
OE: partly from buc 'male deer', of Gmc origin; reinforced by bucca 'male goat'.
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buck2
noun informal
1》 N. Amer. & Austral./NZ a dollar.
2》 S. African a rand.
3》 Indian a rupee.
Phrases
a fast buck easily and quickly earned money.
Origin
C19: of unknown origin.
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buck3
noun an object placed as a reminder in front of a poker player whose turn it is to deal.
Phrases
the buck stops here informal the responsibility for something cannot be passed to someone else.
pass the buck informal shift responsibility to someone else.
Origin
C19: of unknown origin.

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  • buck — Ⅰ. buck [1] ► NOUN 1) the male of some animals, especially deer and antelopes. 2) S. African an antelope (of either sex). 3) a vertical jump performed by a horse. 4) archaic a fashionable young man. ► VERB 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • Buck — (b[u^]k), n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend b[=u]za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf. {Butcher}, n.] 1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • buck — buck1 [buk] n. [ME bukke < OE bucca, male goat < IE base * bhuĝo > Ger bock, Du bok, Ir boc ] 1. pl. bucks or buck a male deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, etc.: see DOE ☆ 2. the act of bucking 3. a) …   English World dictionary

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  • buck up — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make or become more cheerful; make or become free from discouragement; become more hopeful. * /After the heavy rain, the scoutmaster bucked up the boys by leading them in a song./ * /Tom was disappointed that he didn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • buck up — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make or become more cheerful; make or become free from discouragement; become more hopeful. * /After the heavy rain, the scoutmaster bucked up the boys by leading them in a song./ * /Tom was disappointed that he didn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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